11 February 2018

All the news for 11 February 2018 [ 98 news items | Now showing page 1 of 5 ]

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For Immigrant Students on Long Island, Trump’s War on Gangs Means the Wrong T-Shirt Could Get You Deported

Teens are being detained by ICE after dubious claims of gang affiliation make their way from school officials to immigration authorities. The post For Immigrant...   [ continue reading...]

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New Map Reveals Which Countries Are Most Likely to Survive Climate Change

We should all flee to northern Europe to live out our final days. Climate change is one of the most pressing crises facing humanity. Caused by an immense...   [ continue reading...]

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Calls to Ramp Up Global Fights for Human Rights After Death of Pakistani Advocate Asma Jahangir

Jessica Corbett, staff writerThe death of renowned Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir on Sunday elicited an outpouring of condolences and calls to ac...   [ continue reading...]

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Endgame in Bangladesh

The days of the BNP as a credible challenger to the Awami League appear to be all but finished   [ continue reading...]

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Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Stoked by Social Media from U.S.

In Ethiopia social media is a double-edged sword: capable of filling a sore need for more information but also of pushing the country toward even greater calami...   [ continue reading...]

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The Myth of “The Left” in America’s Distorted Political Culture

A few years ago, anarchist philosopher Crispin Sartwell argued that “the left/right or Democrat/Republican split—which turns American politics into...   [ continue reading...]

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Liberia: Make Justice a Priority

(Nairobi) – Liberia’s new government should take prompt steps to pave the way for fair investigation and prosecution of serious past crimes committe...   [ continue reading...]

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The Great Fiscal Experiment: Let's See How Low the Unemployment Rate Can Go

(Photo: TBIT; Edited: LW / TO) The new budget agreement crafted by Congress is projected to raise budget deficits by $150 billion annually over the next two ye...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Turkey Recruiting ex-ISIS Fighters?

Turkey is recruiting and retraining Isis fighters to lead its invasion of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, according to an ex-Isis source. &ldquo...   [ continue reading...]

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Venezuelan Opposition Undecided Over Whether and Who to Run in Presidential Race

Following several months of negotiations between Venezuelan government and opposition representatives, the opposition refuses to sign the agreement, despite pre...   [ continue reading...]

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Boycott, Divest & Sanctions Campaign Not Anti-Israel but Pro-Palestinian, Says Norwegian MP

When Norwegian parliamentarian Bjørnar Moxnes recently nominated the BDS movement for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, the leader of Norway’s Red Party...   [ continue reading...]

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Vietnam’s Lessons and the U.S. Culture of Violence

By the time of the Tet offensive, the Vietnam War had degenerated into mutual slaughter. The U.S. ended up killing some 3 million Vietnamese, many of them civil...   [ continue reading...]

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Doctors: You Can Help Make Self-Managed Abortions Safer

As we acknowledge the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade at a time when reproductive rights face ongoing assaults by politicians, doctors should play a p...   [ continue reading...]

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Israeli publisher slams US ambassador for ‘perpetuating apartheid’ in West Bank

Amos Schocken, publisher of Haaretz, bashes US ambassador David Friedman for perpetuating "apartheid" in the West Bank, and meantime former Israeli security off...   [ continue reading...]

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With abandon

Renuka Chowdhury’s cackle must be seen by women as an indicator of the right to happiness   [ continue reading...]

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Why Are So Many Animals Homosexual? - Facts So Romantic

Few creatures can boast of devotions so deep as greylag geese. Most are monogamous; many spend their decade-long adult lives with the same goose, side-by-side i...   [ continue reading...]

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Counter-terrorism: new UK strategy must learn obvious lessons

Since 2001, Britain has compromised its passion for the rights of people in the name of counter-terrorism, thereby...   [ continue reading...]

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Revolution of the Mind

On this day in 2011, after over two and a half weeks of mass nationwide anti-regime protests, Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak resigned from his nearly three-dec...   [ continue reading...]

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"Jarosław Kaczyński’s Jewish Question" by Sławomir Sierakowski

Voiced by Amazon Polly The Polish government has provoked yet another international crisis, this time by adopting a law that is ostensibly meant to combat the p...   [ continue reading...]

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We Already Have Planet-Cooling Technology. The Problem Is, It’s Killing Us.

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A trope of sci-fi movies thes...   [ continue reading...]

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